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Robert Gibbs: Obama was sinking in quicksand before GOP plan to defund Obamacare

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Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs thinks that President Obama was sinking in political quicksand before Republicans came up with a plan to defund Obamacare.

"If you think about this from the White House perspective, you've had three fairly forgettable weeks at the White House, right? About to lose a vote on Syria; immigration reform looks dead; you're sinking in quicksand," Gibbs said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "And here, your enemies throw you the rope and want to get in the quicksand instead of you."

Gibbs pointed out that he agreed with the Wall Street Journal for suggesting that the defund Obamacare tactic was a "kamikaze mission" for Republicans.

"[K]amikaze missions are rarely successful, least of all for the pilots," he said.

Later in the program Gibbs compared the defund Obamacare strategy to Custer's last stand.

"Look, General Custer, if you want to go, I'm loathe to hold you back," he said.

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